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141. Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
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142. Women Writers of the Middle Ages:
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143. On De Beauvoir (Wadsworth Philosophers
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144. Works of Elizabeth Gaskell
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145. Beyond and Alone: The Theme of
146. Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant
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147. To the Glory of Her Sex: Women's
148. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Bloom's
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149. Subject to Delusions: Narcissism,
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150. The Binding Vine
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151. Conduct Literature For Women III,
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152. Southland
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153. Women, Compulsion, Modernity:
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154. Reading Nathalie Sarraute: Dialogue
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155. Bloodroot: Reflections on Place
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156. People Who Sweat: My Middle-Aged
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157. Jane Austen and the Body: 'The
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158. Angela Carter: A Literary Life
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159. Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing
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160. Sentimental Education of the Novel

141. Writing New York: A Literary Anthology
by Washington Square Press
Paperback (01 April, 2000)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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Few cities on earth exert New York's pull on the literary imagination. There may be nothing like Paris in springtime, or a foggy day in London Town, but for sheer page volume, neither of these can rival the city that never sleeps. In celebration of Greater New York's centenary, the Library of America has assembled almost 200 years' worth of literary Gothamiana--no small task, given the scope from which they had to choose. The result is a hefty, pleasingly eclectic anthology that works as both historical document and literary revelation. Editor Phillip Lopate has wisely chosen to include both the familiar (Melville's "Bartleby the Scrivener," Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry") and the unknown (the diaries of English actress Fanny Kemble). Edith Wharton, Oscar Hijuelos, Henry Miller, Willa Cather, Tom Wolfe, Hart Crane: these are only a few of the writers who offer up their takes on the city, in terms that vary from nostalgic to cynical, romantic to tart. "I want this new novel to be delicate and cutting--nothing will cut New York but a diamond," observes Dawn Powell; "I don't like the city better, the more I see it, but worse," writes a homesick Thoreau. F. Scott Fitzgerald mourns the giddy New York of 1919, his "lost city," while E.B. White lauds the metropolis for its dual bequests, "the gift of loneliness and the gift of privacy." Vibrant, opinionated, more than a little bit overwhelming, the anthology is a fitting tribute to a city whose most enduring characteristic is the speed at which it can change. In the words of E.B. White, "A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning. The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines." ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Literary Tribute to the Big Apple
The tale of New York City is one of the most interesting in world history. Starting as a humble colony by different European hands, it has emerged as the financial capital of the world in the past 100 years, symbolizing the dominance of the sole superpower in the world. Perhaps the ultimate melting pot, the city is home to among the most diverse populations in the planet.
5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Tribute to the Phenomena of NYC
This collection was the centerpiece of a course I recently took on Literary NY. Every piece of writing in this collection is memorable, evoking the timelessness of the place, from Washington Irving to Joan Didion, with a wide spectrum between. There are wonderful observational and personal essays, socio-political satires, poetry and short fiction all highlighting the on-going phenomena of this most fascinating of cities. The writers, some well-known and some lost in their time, all record from the heart. What struck me most while reading these wonderful pieces, is how some things truly never change, and how so many of the 'progressive' changes irrevocably destroyed the natural rhythms and space. There is something of interest here for everyone. I strongly recommend this collection.

4-0 out of 5 stars Delightful and Intriguing Read
I'm a transplant from San Francisco but have always been a New Yorker at heart.Read more

Subjects:  1. American prose literature    2. Anthologies (multiple authors)    3. City and town life    4. City life    5. Literary    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literary collections    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Literature: Classics    10. New York    11. New York (State)    12. Women Authors    13. Fiction / Literary    14. Modern fiction   


142. Women Writers of the Middle Ages: A Critical Study of Texts from Perpetua to Marguerite Porete
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (25 May, 1984)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Resource
I checked this book out to use as a resource for a paper I was doing on St. Perpetua.I ended up reading more from the other chapters than the one I was supposed to be studying.This book has a wealth of information aboutmany notable Medieval women.The chapter on Hildegard von Bingen andMarguerite Porete are of especial interest.There are also original Latinand French texts included for those who enjoy using primary sources. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. European literature    2. Gender Studies    3. History    4. History and criticism    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Literature, Medieval    7. Medieval    8. Middle Ages, 500-1500    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. Women    12. Women Authors    13. Literary studies: classical, early & medieval    14. Literature, Medieval--History and criticism    15. Social Science / Gender Studies   


143. On De Beauvoir (Wadsworth Philosophers Series)
by Wadsworth Publishing
Paperback (18 October, 1999)
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Subjects:  1. 1908-    2. 1908-1986    3. Beauvoir, Simone de,    4. Biography/Autobiography    5. General    6. History & Surveys - Modern    7. Philosophy    8. Women Authors    9. Beauvoir, Simone de    10. French    11. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    12. Philosophy / General   


144. Works of Elizabeth Gaskell
by Pickering & Chatto Ltd
Hardcover (21 July, 2005)
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Subjects:  1. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    2. Literary Criticism    3. Women Authors    4. British Isles    5. English    6. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    7. Other prose: 19th century   


145. Beyond and Alone: The Theme of Isolation in Selected Short Fiction of Kate Chopin, Katherine Anne Porter, and Eudora Welty
by University Press of America
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Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Literature - Classics / Criticism    3. Regional, Ethnic, Genre, Specific Subject    4. Short Stories (single author)    5. Women Authors    6. History / General    7. Modern fiction    8. Short stories   


146. Beautiful as the Moon, Radiant as the Stars: Jewish Women in Yiddish Stories: An Anthology
by Warner Books
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5-0 out of 5 stars well written and endearing as the topics remain strong today
BEAUTIFUL AS THE MOON, RADIANT AS THE STARS: JEWISH WOMEN IN YIDDISH STORIES: AN ANTHOLOGY is a superb look at what it means to be a Jewish woman especially in a westernized society but also in places like Tsar Russia.Many of the stories were originally written in Yiddish and are transliterated into English so some of the idiomatic meaning may be lost, but the overall intent is captured and the prose smooth.The contributions were published in late 19th- and early 20th-century Europe, Russia, the United States and Israel with most found in 1920s and 1930s Yiddish newspapers and magazines.Read more

Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. Anthologies (multiple authors)    3. Fiction    4. Fiction - General    5. Jewish    6. Jewish women    7. Judaism - Rituals & Practice    8. Short stories, Yiddish    9. Special Subjects In Literature    10. Translations into English    11. Women Authors    12. Yiddish Novel And Short Story    13. Yiddish fiction    14. Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)   


147. To the Glory of Her Sex: Women's Roles in the Composition of Medieval Texts (Women of Letters)
by Indiana University Press
Paperback (July, 1997)
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Subjects:  1. Europe    2. History    3. History and criticism    4. Literary Criticism    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Literature, Medieval    7. Medieval    8. To 1500    9. Women Authors    10. Women and literature    11. Literary studies: general    12. Women's studies   


148. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (Bloom's Reviews)
by Chelsea House Publications
Paperback (January, 1999)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Is Frankestein a book for 13 years old and under
I enjoyed Frankestein, but I don't recommend the book for kids, unless they are really good readers. There are many words that are harder for kids to understand because it was written in old english. Frankestein was written very well even if it was a harder book. From the beginning to the end there was always some "action" or excitment going on. I don't want to discorage young readers from reading this book, but you'll understand it much better if you wait a couple of years to read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Is Frankestein a book for 13 years old and under
I enjoyed Frankestein, but I don't recommend the book for kids, unless they are really good readers. There are many words that are harder for kids to understand because it was written in old english. Frankestein was written very well even if it was a harder book. From the beginning to the end there was always some "action" or excitment going on. I don't want to discorage young readers from reading this book, but you'll understand it much better if you wait a couple of years to read it.

5-0 out of 5 stars frankenstein
an enthusiastic scholar somehow creates new life; this awful creation, though, only serves to haunt him as he attempts to escape its reach.he flees to england, to switzerland and finally flies to the north pole, only to meet the crew of an adventure-bound ship and recount his chilling tale.
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Subjects:  1. Book Notes    2. Literary Criticism    3. Literature - Classics / Criticism    4. Women Authors   


149. Subject to Delusions: Narcissism, Modernism, Gender (Avant-Garde & Modernism Studies)
by Northwestern University Press
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American - General    3. American literature    4. History and criticism    5. Literary Criticism    6. Literature - Classics / Criticism    7. Narcissism in literature    8. Psychoanalysis and literature    9. Women Authors    10. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors    11. Literary studies: from c 1900 -   


150. The Binding Vine
by The Feminist Press at CUNY
Paperback (01 September, 2002)
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Subjects:  1. Asia - General    2. General    3. Literary Criticism    4. Literature - Classics / Criticism    5. Women Authors    6. Literary Criticism & Collections / Women Authors   


151. Conduct Literature For Women III, 1720-1770 (Conduct Literature for Women)
by Pickering & Chatto Publishers
Hardcover (June, 2004)
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Subjects:  1. Conduct of life    2. Early works to 1800    3. Ethics & Moral Philosophy    4. Literary Criticism    5. Philosophy    6. Women    7. Women Authors    8. Literary studies: 16th to 18th centuries    9. Women's studies    10. c 1700 to c 1800   


152. Southland
by Akashic Books
Paperback (01 April, 2003)
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4-0 out of 5 stars In response to the "Edgar Nominee" Review.
It's obvious to me that the person writing this review did not read the book well. The people who died in the freezer were four Black boys, not Japanese. Because this book is about race relations, this is an important distinction. 4-0 out of 5 stars An Edgar nominee
Sometimes I am amazed by the sheer volume of books the Edgar committees must consider. Surely they must feel even more overwhelmed when they are faced with the daunting task of having to consider a very long book written in a leisurely manner and difficult to get into. Forget about why they would consider SOUTHLAND. How the heck did they ever have the time, energy or motivation to read this?4-0 out of 5 stars Interesting Read
This is the second book by Nina Revoyr but the first one that I have read by her.It is a story set in Los Angeles during 1930 to present and is the tale of a Japanese family and a murder that takes place during the Watt�s uprising in 1965.There were 4 black Negro boys found murdered in Frank Sakai�s walk-in freezer.His grand daughter has found something in an earlier will leaving money to a man named Curtis Martindale and when she goes to find him, she finds out that he was one of the boys found in the walk-in freezer.Jackie, Frank�s granddaughter, teams up with a man by the name of James Lanier who was a cousin to Curtis to hopefully find the truth.Read more

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153. Women, Compulsion, Modernity: The Moment of American Naturalism (Women in Culture and Society Series)
by University Of Chicago Press
Paperback (14 June, 2004)
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154. Reading Nathalie Sarraute: Dialogue and Distance(Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs)
by Oxford University Press, USA
Hardcover (26 August, 1999)
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Subjects:  1. Criticism and interpretation    2. Dialogue in literature    3. European - French    4. Literary Criticism    5. Literature - Classics / Criticism    6. Sarraute, Nathalie    7. Women Authors    8. French    9. Literary Criticism & Collections / French    10. Literature/English | World Literature | France    11. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -   


155. Bloodroot: Reflections on Place by Appalachian Women Writers
by University Press of Kentucky
Paperback (March, 2000)
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5-0 out of 5 stars An outstanding book!
Scholars should give this book an A+ for breadth of coverage and depth of analysis . . . but as a lay person in the field of academe, I celebrate its honesty and passion. While the chapters are uneven, each portrays a workingwriter who, for one reason or another, claims her Appalachian heritage asfoundational in her life. By connecting with the rootedness of thesewidely-varying women, my own life --and spirit-- are immensely enriched. This book adds a unique perspective to the "spirituality ofplace" genre that includes such popular writers as Kathleen Norris andThomas Berry.Take a chance -- read it! If it touches you as it did me, itmay change your life.

5-0 out of 5 stars a very important book
It's amazing how much work the women in this collection have done, with so little national recognition. Dyer points out that none of them is represented in the new revision of "The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women," for example.Prejudices about Appalachia have prevented many readers from realizing what a gold mine (coal mine?) of literature the region offers.Hats off to Joyce Dyer for helping to bring this literature to the prominence it deserves.P.S.Also a very valuable read for anyone interested in writers and where writing comes from. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. American - General    2. American literature    3. Appalachian Region, Southern    4. Essays    5. History and criticism    6. Literary Collections    7. Literary Criticism    8. Literature - Classics / Criticism    9. Theory, etc    10. Women Authors    11. Women and literature    12. Area / regional studies    13. Essays, journals, letters & other prose works    14. USA   


156. People Who Sweat: My Middle-Aged Adventures among Tree Climbers, Mall Walkers, Surfing Housewives, and Other Unlikely Athletes
by Harvest Books
Paperback (11 July, 2000)
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Subjects:  1. Essays    2. Humor    3. Literary Collections    4. Literary Criticism    5. Miscellanea    6. Physical fitness for middle aged persons    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Women Authors    10. Sports & Recreation / Essays   


157. Jane Austen and the Body: 'The Picture of Health'
by Cambridge University Press
Paperback (20 March, 2006)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Thank You Mr Wiltshire!
This is a book primarily for scholars of Jane Austen but it does contain material that is interesting for readers who wish to learn more about Jane Austen's novels, in particular the way she deals with the issue of illness. John Wiltshire makes some very interesting points about Louisa Musgrove'sfall at Lyme in Persuasion.He understands it to be a crucial moment forCaptain Wentworth's future as a husband: will it be Louisa bold andbrashor will it be Anne sensible and faithful?He has much to say on MarianneDashwood's illness in Sense and Sensibilit, in regard to her relationshipwith Willoughby, which is most helpful in understanding why her characteralters so significantly at the end of the novel.Being a previous studentof John Wiltshire's, I was pleased to come upon this book and relate itback to his class.I gained some very helpful hints in understanding JaneAusten's incredible insight into human nature from this book and I hopethat many more will find it as worthwhile. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    2. Literary Criticism    3. Literature - Classics / Criticism    4. Women Authors    5. Austen, Jane,--1775-1817--Knowledge--Medicine    6. British Isles    7. English    8. Literary Criticism & Collections / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    9. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century   


158. Angela Carter: A Literary Life (Literary Lives)
by Palgrave MacMillan
Hardcover (17 March, 2006)
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Subjects:  1. 1940-    2. 20th century    3. Authors, English    4. Biography    5. Biography / Autobiography    6. Carter, Angela - Prose & Criticism    7. Carter, Angela,    8. English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh    9. Literary    10. Literary Criticism    11. Women    12. Women Authors    13. Biography: general    14. British Isles    15. English    16. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    17. Novels, other prose & writers: from c 1900 -   


159. Dirt and Desire: Reconstructing Southern Women's Writing, 1930-1990
by University Of Chicago Press
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Subjects:  1. 20th century    2. American - Southern    3. American fiction    4. History    5. History and criticism    6. Literary Criticism    7. Literature - Classics / Criticism    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Southern States    11. Women Authors    12. Women and literature    13. Women's Studies - General    14. American English    15. Central Southern states    16. Inter-war period, 1918-1939    17. Literary studies: from c 1900 -    18. Postwar period, 1945 to c 2000    19. Second World War, 1939-1945    20. Social Science / Women's Studies    21. Women's studies   


160. Sentimental Education of the Novel
by Princeton University Press
Paperback (29 November, 2001)
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Subjects:  1. European - French    2. Literary Criticism    3. Literature - Classics / Criticism    4. Women Authors    5. Comparative Literature    6. French    7. Gender Studies    8. Literary Criticism & Collections / French    9. Literary Criticism-Women Authors    10. Literary studies: 19th century    11. Novels, other prose & writers: 19th century    12. Women's studies    13. c 1800 to c 1900   


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